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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Matt18, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Matt18 New Member

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    Doing a build for someone that doesn't need anything special. No gaming. Just watching movies, internet etc...
    I need a video card $50.00 or less. The cheaper the better. I am trying to keep this build around $400.00 and upgradeable to vista, some day...

    Here's what i have so far:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Allendale 2.2GHz LGA 775 65W Processor Model BX80557E4500 - Retail

    GIGABYTE GA-P31-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    Antec earthwatts EA430 ATX12V v2.0 430W Power Supply - Retail

    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail

    Rosewill R5717-P SL 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case withTool-Free kits - Retail
     
  2. ktr

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    I would go for a 8500gt...they are abour $50-60 after MIR.
     
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    I have a 8500GT in my mother's computer, it suits her needs (And those of your friends) perfectly. Plus if mom ever wants to do some light fragging the 8500GT can handle older games.
     
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    8500GT or 2400 the 8500GT is a little more expensive but if Hats is any use for comparison it can keep up with my 7800GS in most games
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    I would go with an E2160 processor rather than an E4500. My old Xp2000+ machine does fine for what you are talking about.
     

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